Gauntlet Arms Spitfire 17" AR-15 M-Lok Handguard
One of the most critical components of any AR-15 custom build is the handguard. In recent years freefloat handguards have increased in popularity. The freefloat handguard covers the barrel and is attached to the upper receiver via a barrel nut. The handguard serves many functions in an AR-15 build kit such as protecting the shooter's hand from being burned by the barrel, offering the shooter something to grip to help steady the weapon, can function as the attachment point for sights/optic, can have additional accessories attached, and adds to the aesthetic appeal of the build.
It is recommended that the handguard completely cover the gas system of the AR-15 so please consider your gas system length when shopping for a handguard. If you wish to buy a pre-designed upper build kit equipped with a handguard please visit our AR-15 & LR-308 Upper Build Kits page.
About this Handguard: This Gauntlet Arms Spitfire AR-15 Freefloat Handguard is 17" in length and boasts an M-Lok rail mounting system.
Mounting System: This handguard utilizes the M-Lok mounting system for easy and solid mounting of different accessories & grips on multiple different positions of the handguard.
Type of Top Rail: This Spitfire Handguard is CNC machined with a Picatinny rail across the top of the entire handguard.
Finish: To maintain corrosion resistance the Gauntlet Arms Spitfire handguard is treated with a Type 3 hardcoat anodizing.
Profile: The Spitfire freefloat handguard is made with a slim profile. This is a great design for shooters with small hands and creates a unique look for the entire AR-15 build.
QD: This Gauntlet Arms Handguard has 2 QD mounts CNC machined into the handguard for quick and easy sling attachment/detachment.
Includes: Mounting System, Handguard, Barrel Nut.
Brand: Gauntlet Arms
Model: AR-15 17" "Spitfire" M-Lok Handguard
QD Mount: Yes
Number of QD Mounts: 2
Style: Free Float
Accessory Attachment: M-Lok
Material: 6061-T6 Aluminum
Anti Rotation Tabs: No
Barrel Nut Included: Yes
Barrel Nut Weight: 3.6 Ounces
Cutout Length (from the longest point): 0.625 Inches
Inside Diameter (ID): 1.375 Inches
Front Outside Diameter (OD): 1.605 Inches
ID + Top Gas Tube Channel: 1.735 Inches
Gas Tube Channel Width: 0.475 Inches
Quick Detach Mounts: 2 Locking QD Mount Points
Gas Block Compatibility: Low profile & adjustable low-profile gas blocks
Barrel Nut Wrench Size: 1 1/4 inch (Purchase Crowfoot Wrench)
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